Medford town hall meeting regarding marijuana laws draws big crowd

Town Hall MeetingMedford, Ore. — It was a full house at the Medford town hall meeting Wednesday night. People searching for answers, voicing their concerns, and sharing frustrations about the marijuana laws

Of the 70 people who showed up at the Medford Library, 40 people signed up to speak.

The meeting began with a short presentation on the current state laws, before opening up the mic to the audience.

People outlined their concerns, frustrations, and posed questions:

“There doesn’t seem to be any rules put in place as of yet that we’re aware of, both for medical and commercial, on where they can be located.”

“I think the main concern is the viability of the small family farm in our area.”

“We have never had anything come through our dispensaries that have failed the pesticide testing.”

The town hall meeting was hosted by Jackson County Commissioner Doug Breidenthal and Director of Jackson County Development Services Kelly Madding.

They will take the suggestions and questions into consideration, should local laws be pursued in the future.

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